Christine Blasey Ford came forward with what many believed to be false allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
She worked to derail his nomination.
But what her lawyers just did will make you sick.
The Senate voted 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote.
Liberals howled in outrage.
Ford and her lawyers threw one last desperate Hail Mary pass to try and block his confirmation.
They slammed the Senate Judiciary Committee for not going along with their demands for an open ended fishing expedition against Kavanaugh.
They also produced a sworn statement from one of Ford’s friends who claimed she told her that Kavanaugh was her attacker days after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.
Later Friday evening, Ford’s attorneys released a statement from her close friend, Keith Koegler, who claims in a sworn statement that Ford wrote to him via email that her attacker was Kavanaugh just two days after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, triggering the search for his replacement. Koegler added he was not interviewed by the FBI.
The statement also said that a fear of flying had no effect on the timing of her testimony, and that despite Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying at the Senate hearing that he would have flown personally to California to interview her, that had not been an option presented initially by committee staff.
A spokesman for the majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Of course this proves nothing.
It does not change the fact that Ford did not say a word about this supposed attack until 2012.
She mentioned nothing at the time.
And all the people she claimed were witnesses denied any knowledge of the party where the attack took place.
The American people heard Ford.
But they – as well as the Senate – judged her not to be credible.
They did not believe she told the truth.
For her lawyers to try and throw one final monkey wrench into the Kavanaugh confirmation proves this was not about giving survivors of sexual assault a chance to be heard.
It was about partisan politics.